EgyptAir receives third B787-9 Dreamliner from Boeing

Ahram Online , Saturday 15 Jun 2019

EgyptAir's third B787-9 Dreamliner lands in Cairo International Airport (Photo Courtesy of EgyptAir)

Egypt's national airline EgyptAir received on Saturday its third Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner as part of a massive $6 billion deal to acquire aircraft from different companies, all arriving in June and July.

According to a statement, chairman and CEO of EgyptAir Holding Company Ahmed Adel said that the new plane will be used for flights to Paris starting 18 June.

"This will provide EgyptAir with a competitive advantage in operating this line, as this type of aircraft offers a wide range of technology, comfort and luxury," Adel said.

The 787-9 Dreamliner can seat up to 309 passengers, divided into 30 Diamond Super-Full-Flat Bed in business class and 279 in economy class, according to the statement.

The aircraft is part of a $6 billion upgrade plan by the national carrier to acquire 45 new planes from different companies, in what Egyptair described as the biggest-ever deal made by the company.

The deal includes buying six new Dreamliners, the first two of which arrived this spring.

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